20 mother daughter bucket list ideas
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20 Mother daughter bucket list ideas

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20 mother daughter bucket list ideas

Are you looking for amazing bucket list ideas you can use to create memories with your daughter?

I’m a mom of two daughters and I’ve always wanted to create the best mother-daughter bucket list to actually accomplish and do together.

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I was so excited when I found out my first was going to be a girl. Seriously, I remember spending so much time when I was pregnant creating mother-daughter bucket list ideas.

We did most of them and then when I had my second princess, I created even more lists! I really enjoy being a girl mom because I think God meant for me to be one!

I want my precious babies to look back on time with mom and really appreciate the thought I put into creating these memories if that makes any sense.

So, I went ahead and compiled a list of my 20 favorite mother-daughter ideas for a bucket list.

I have already done quite a few of these, but they don’t need to be done just once!

Some of these ideas are just a good way to spend some quality time together.

We usually do these ideas a few times. I love spending time with my baby girls and creating fun memories together!

Hopefully, this fun bucket list idea gives you something to look forward to doing with your daughters! It’s amazing to bond together and grow together.

Being a girl mom is the best! Enjoy your time with your precious daughter(s).

20 mother-daughter bucket list ideas.

  • Bake brownies together.

Baking is so much fun to do together. With more than one kid it can be hectic (unless they are the same age group, then it’s just a breeze!)

You don’t need to just make brownies, it can be any delicious bakery treat worth munching on.

It’s pretty hard to try to make cookies with my toddler, so I would save this for when your child is a little older.

It’s so much easier for me to save baking with Eva for later when her sister is occupied.

Trust me, there’s no fun in hurriedly making cookies for a hungry for sugar toddler!

Pick your battles moms, just a friendly tip for moms of multiple children. Create a peaceful environment when baking when your child.

Have the patience to teach them how to bake muffins, cookies, and more treats. You don’t want to do this on a rushed timed schedule.

My oldest loves to use these cute cookie cutters when we make cookies or decorate sandwiches together.

I even have these holiday cookie cutters to go with each season!

It’s fun to mix ingredients together and wait as the yummy treats get warm in the oven!

Baking together is especially fun and comforting to do together on rainy days and cold weather.

  • Head to your local bookstore, pick out books together and read there.

I personally love to grab my kiddo a hot chocolate and a pastry there too. Barnes and Nobles have stuffed animals, planners, books, and even crafts to choose from.

Heading over there for a great reading time is always a good idea. You can never go wrong with Barnes and Nobles.

Again, I’d wait to go when your child is a little older. I’ve taken them various times when little and wow, it’s quite a handful.

Honestly, I can’t remember a time I’ve gone to the bookstore without my husband helping me when they were little.

Pick a good time to go, when your child is not cranky and is in the mood to browse through the bookshelves!

Spending time together builds memories that last a lifetime.

  • Go to your local movie drive-thru.

Wait until they’re playing a movie your child REALLY wants to see and head over there, get some popcorn and drinks, and watch a movie.

Personally, going in the summer is best because the weather is amazing.

Bring blankets and cuddle watching a movie together! Siblings love watching movies at the drive-thru too.

  • Build sandcastles together at the beach. 

We love having lots of sand toys to play with at the beach! Not just that, we use these sand toys in our backyard to play too.

My kids play for HOURS with their beach toys when they play in the backyard and I get about an hour or two to myself to sit down and plan.

I love getting a moment’s peace and quiet to myself to plan in my amazing bullet journal planner.

Children love to build sandcastles! I like to make a day out of this one, what parent doesn’t? The beach is an awesome place to go!

I bring all the beach toys and have lunch or dinner (whatever time we head over there) and eat out there too. Having a fun beach day is a memory they will cherish.

My kids love the beach! I always bring sunscreen, water, and snacks whenever we go.

  • Go have dinner together at your child’s favorite restaurant.
  • Teach your child to braid your hair and braid her hair too!

Try out different hairstyles on each other.

Personally, this is a favorite of mine because then Eva will tell me which hairstyles are her favorites (they change all of the time) and I do those for her for school.

I’ve always loved braiding hair and trying out new hairstyles. Eva now loves for me to brush her doll’s hair too!

Playing dollhouse with them is another fun thing to do. They love that!

More bucket list ideas.

  • Read the Bible together.

Once again, this is probably better for when your child is a little older and able to ask questions and converse about the Bible. There are even free printables online you can get to help them understand the Bible a little better.

I like to have these printed and ready to go for a Bible lesson on Sunday. My oldest especially enjoys coloring these and she learns a lot from the scriptures printed on there.

I like to do just prayers when they’re younger and they have memorized their prayers. My oldest really loves this 365 day Bible storybook for children.

She’s learning so much from it! I love how it breaks the Bible down in a way children can truly understand.

  • Make bracelets together.

We really enjoyed this bracelet maker kit from Amazon! I enjoy crafting and creating with my oldest.

  • Cook dinner together and let her pick her favorite meal to help make.
  • Create a book together and draw pictures.

I really like this idea and plan on doing it soon because the other day at the Target dollar spot, I saw four cute blank owl notebooks for a dollar. A dollar?! Super inexpensive.

Think of some creative book ideas to do and most importantly, help her create the book! Don’t just set it down and say, “Okay, here ya go.”

Nope! Spend time with her by creating a story together that you’ll both love to make.

I’m planning on picking those up one dollar owl notebooks soon from Target and creating some books with Eva, she loves doing this and it’s interesting to see what she comes up with. Also, this helps her practice writing her sentences a lot.

The Target dollar spot is jam-packed with affordable fun activities to do with your children. Take the time to browse and find some neat stuff!

The rest of the bucket list ideas.

  • Make your own movie container tray and put popcorn and goodies in it.

This is something I have been wanting to try for so long! I’ve seen some inexpensive containers at the Dollar Tree and I’ve been wanting to pick them up ASAP for the girls and make a delicious movie container tray for them.

Try making some homemade popcorn treats with your girls. Pinterest is such a time saver for these.

Just looking at the images really help me decorate their popcorn with them. My girls love to put chocolate in their popcorn, pretzels, and other fun treats.

  • Play a matching game.

You can find a lot of cheap kid card games in a bundle on Amazon. If you don’t have Amazon Prime already, you should!

My oldest LOVES these card games from Amazon. We can play for about two hours together!

Personally, I’d rather get them there because they always end up lost in my home. The girls usually lose them.

  • Play hide and seek indoors.
  • Go to a really fun local park.
  • Go to Starbucks for a hot chocolate and a yummy treat. Eva’s favorite!

I’ve taken both girls since they were little on Starbucks dates! I’m sure every mom has/does.

We always order the same thing. Recently, I quit drinking coffee so I did stop going to Starbucks as often.

We still love ordering cake pops and grabbing a hot chocolate every once in a while though. Changing around the menu didn’t hurt.

I do have my phone away and spend some time focusing on her. You really don’t need your phone out when you’re spending time with your baby!

Build memories that are worthwhile.

  • Do your nails together.

I ordered all of my nail goodies from you guessed it, Amazon Prime. To me, gel nails are amazing because I can still type on the computer for work and look at my pretty nails.

This beautiful pink UV nail dryer works perfectly for me and so do these gel polishes. The colors are personally my type of color brand.

I am in love with the UV light, it works so well. My polish lasts me up to 10 days with no issues.

And that’s saying a lot considering I am constantly giving baths, washing dishes, and cleaning!

Seriously, I can’t tell you enough of how better it feels to save money and how great it is to do your own manicures with your daughter!

I got some colors my oldest loves. We picked out nude shades of pink, purple, and gray.

We’re so excited to do our own gel mani’s from home! Plus it saves a ton of money.

My new favorite is this beautiful OPI pink sweetheart color. I love it so much!

  • Go on a hike together outside in your favorite hiking spot.

We do this bucket list idea a ton! But, we do like to go on family hikes.

My husband enjoys hiking with all of us a lot as a family activity. We have two favorite hiking spots.

It’s such a beautiful family time that I treasure whenever we go hiking.

Remember to take lots of pictures to look back on later for the memories.

Hike when your child is in a good mood! We’ve gone a few times when the girls are in terrible moods and wow, it was a mistake!

They mostly cried a lot, whined, and didn’t want to exercise. So, make sure to go after they’ve had snacks and are in that outdoors type of mood.

Try to time your outings right, that’s my tip!

  • Craft together and get some neat ideas off of Pinterest.

I did this SO much when Eva was a toddler. That’s probably why she loves to craft so much, just like her mama.

I didn’t like buying expensive craft supplies from Michael’s because we’d end up throwing the crafts away and only keeping the special ones throughout the years.

There are also cute crafts already ready to go at the Target dollar spot too. Pick a lot!

You can also print out a ton of free crafts online. Pinterest has so many of these and I love using them!

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  • Go to the movies.
  • Feed the ducks.

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There you have it, that’s my version of a fun bucket list to get through with my kids.

Some of these seem so simple, but my kids really appreciate the time and effort I put into this!

It’s not really necessarily important to my kids how simple these ideas are.

If I put time and effort into them, they really love that. Something even as simple as going to the movies is as fun as you make it.

For example, you can go matching together and put on a little makeup, and just make it fun. Spending time with her is a priority and makes your baby feel special.

Like you want to go have a good time with her. That means a lot to your child.

I think these ideas for spending time with your daughter shouldn’t just be for once in a blue moon, I really believe these should just be the weekly type of ideas.

I do this ALL the time with my kids! Have fun mama, and make these ideas yours.

Leave me comments down below if you have tried out any of these ideas.

I love reading about the fun memories you create with your kids!


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  1. Awesome post! Keep up the great work! ?

    1. admin says:

      Thanks so much!

  2. I have a boy therefore making a couple of changes here and there, but great ideas. We so need to do special things with our little ones. The bond that it creates is fantastic. Great post, thank you.

    1. admin says:

      Yes and the memories are well worth it. I like to come up with new things my girls want to do according to what they like (it changes every year) but mostly I always snap a picture. I just like to have the photos close to me ♡ Thanks so much for reading.

  3. This was great! I’m definitely saving this post. Thanks for the ideas. ?

    1. admin says:

      Aw thanks. I love these ideas too ♡ Mostly I love snapping a photo of the memory!

  4. What a great post! I also have two daughters, and have already done a few of these ideas , i enjoy the bond i have with my girls and i know they will have happy memories that last a lifetime. Kids wont rremember your messy house uuntidy hair or perfect nails, but they will remember the quality time you had together.

    1. So true! My kids just want time with mom. It’s beautiful, which is why I try to take as many pictures as possible, so I can look back on the memories. Time passes by so quickly!

  5. Andy Borg says:

    Experiencing all the above ideas with my grand daughter. We also ho fishing together, do some gardening too and go to the chapel to say a short prayer together. Through her I find so much hapoiness !

    1. admin says:

      Aw, so wonderful!

  6. Angela Higazi says:

    I low your list. One thing i would like to do is a mother daughter notebook or guided journal we can pass back and forth.

    1. admin says:

      That’s the cutest idea I’ve ever read!!! I’m so gonna do that with my girls ????

  7. Lori says:

    Thanks for making a list that applies to kids with physical disabilities and severe allergies of all kinds. What a refreshing change!

    1. admin says:

      You’re welcome ❤️ thanks so much for commenting

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